The Society for History in the Federal Government’s quarterly publication The Federalist seeks early-career professionals working on projects related to the history of the U.S. Federal Government, such as interns, graduate fellows, Presidential Management Fellows, or Pathways Program appointees, who are willing to write about their experiences for an ongoing feature “Internships in Federal History.”
“Internships in Federal History” profiles are typically 300 to 400 word features focusing on your experiences and job responsibilities. The Federalist (http://shfg.wildapricot.org/Federalist-Newsletter) prints “Internships in Federal History” in an effort to raise awareness about the work being done by early-career professionals throughout the field of federal history, and to help individuals who may not have a permanent position to get better-known across the Society for History in the Federal Government community. Email the editor at firstname.lastname@example.org with questions or expressions of interest.
Founded in 1979, the Society for History in the Federal Government works to address common concerns, support shared interests, and stimulate discussion across the federal history community. The work of that community takes many forms, including documentary collections, historic preservation and interpretation, institutional histories, museum exhibitions, oral history programs, policy research, records and information management, and reference services. The Society’s membership is similarly diverse, including not only historians but also archaeologists, archivists, consultants, curators, editors, librarians, preservationists, and others engaged in or committed to government history. The Federalist newsletter prints news of recent activities of the Society, its membership, and of important projects and issues affecting federal history programs. The Second Series of the newsletter commenced with the Spring 2004 issue, and is mailed quarterly to Society members.